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1.31 Wolverhampton
Betway Handicap, 6f

Zarzyni has finished second in his last two starts and is looking to improve in this Class 2 event. He will have to contend with recent scorers Above and Whittle Le Woods, who scored over the same distance at Southwell seven days ago.


Speedster upgrade; not seen to best effect last time; could still make a mark at this level

1.50 Sanddown
European Breeders Fund Paddy Power “National Hunt” Novice Handicap Hurdle Final (Grade 3), 2m4f

Knappers Hill carries the heavyweight against a big field that includes Our Jet and Peejaybee, who are both looking for hat-tricks. Thunder Rock has only suffered a loss once this season and will be a main danger in this Grade 3 contest.


Winner of the French Double Pursuit; I promise both exits with obstacles in Great Britain; interesting after wind operation

2.05 Wolverhampton
MansionBet Lincoln Test Handicap, 1m½f

The Tihaty continued her impressive all-weather record with success at Kempton on her most recent start in February. She seeks a five-time on her first trip to Dunstall Park, where she takes on last-time-out winners Notre Belle Bete, Alain Hafeet and Baldomero.


Two good stretches for the new garden and not to be taken lightly up to just 2lbs; Debut of the placket

2.25 Sandown
Paddy Power Imperial Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)2m

The Sandown Feature Competition on Saturday will turn into a competitive handicap with 22 entries, the largest field since 2015. Balco Coastal tops the market for Nicky Henderson with the six-year-old only missing his unbeaten tag over hurdles at Cheltenham the last time. Onemorefortheroad, its likely main rival on the market, has also been beaten just once this season.


He made up a lot of ground to be third at Cheltenham; softer ground here is favorable

2.40 Wolverhampton
MansionBet Lady Wulfuna Stakes (Listed), 7f

Misty Gray deviates from another encounter with La Tihaty and goes back on the journey to face off against Happy Power, who competed in the company Graded last season and is returning from a stint in Saudi Arabia. Buckingham Palace Stakes winner Highfield Princess will also enter.


Prolific in France and looked good at Deauville in December; great opportunity despite the penalty

3.00 Sanddown
British Stallion Studs EBF Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Listed), 2m

Originally Britain’s leading hope for the Champion Bumper, Mullenbeg instead heads into this listed trial after a trouble-free victory on the day of the Cheltenham Trials. The danger comes from the unexposed Luccia, who is a stone short of Mullenbeg thanks to the four-year allotment and winning penalty from the Milton Harris-trained market leader.


He won this last year; hanging right for a long way when 4th to Mullenbeg in Cheltenham

3.35 Sandown
Paddy Power Novices’ Handicap Chase (listed), 2m4f

Scene Not Herd received a 5-pound increase following his latest success at Ludlow, which marked the third in rebounding for the Charlie Longsdon-trained running back. He faces just five rivals led by Danny Kirwan, who put in an exuberant jumping performance at Wincanton in January to win by ten lengths.


With a decent note and in the end he won his rookie at Wincanton well.

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Race 1, 1.50 Sandown: GEORGES SAINT
Race 2, 2.05 Wolverhampton: BALDOMERO
Race 3, 2.10 Ayr: FATE IS EVERYTHING
Race 4, 2.25 Sandown: HYSTERY BERE
Race 5, 2.40 Wolverhampton: AMILCAR
Race 6, 3.00 Sandown: FLIRTY GIRL
Race 7, 3.35 Sandown: DANNY KIRWAN

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Saturday race previews:

Henderson believes conditions will be ideal for Balco Coastal, the favorite

‘It’s been crying out for a step forward’: EBF final quotes and analysis

‘One step at a time’ for La Tihaty, a very progressive four-year-old girl

“She is a different horse now than when she won at Cheltenham”

‘This is the right career’ – Longsdon optimistic about talent Scene Not Herd

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